Kathrin is a trained lawyer and mediator with a strong belief in the transformative power of empathy and dialogue. Prior to becoming a member of MediatEUr, she worked in the Balkans and North Africa on the Women, Peace and Security agenda for DCAF- a centre for security, development and the rule of law.
She has also worked with the OSCE on conflict prevention and human rights in Kosovo and Vienna. During her different posts, Kathrin has built particular expertise in developing and leading grass-root dialogue and consultation processes, and involving women in the reform of the security sector. Kathrin is an experienced trainer and coach and has designed and delivered trainings to a wide range of audiences, including police, military, civil society organisations and parliamentarians. A German native speaker, she is fluent in English and French.
Posts and publications by Kathrin Quesada:• Conflict realities and peacebuilding in Somalia
• Working to advance women in high level mediation
• Stabilisation- why a transformative approach is worth it